Monday, January 1, 2007


"Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to. "   Bill Vaughn  (I was soooo ready to go to bed by 10pm last night!)

"An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves."  Bill Vaughan  (who the heck is Bill Vaughan?  I love his way of thinking!)

2007 arrived without much fan fare in the House of Oompa.  Icy roads kept the celebration confined to the house but at the stroke of midnight we gathered outside to watch the fireworks from Pikes Peak set off by the Pikes Peak Adaman Club. We usually announce our resolutions over sparkling cider.  This year Dickidoo kept his secret.  I have come up with a few suggestions for him, but so far he has been scowling all year long so I think it best to keep those suggestions to myself.

Sad news from Bronco Country.  No, I'm not talking about the team losing their chance for the play offs.  There will be other games and other years for them.  No, sadder still is the news of the death of Broncos Cornerback Darrent Williams, who was shot and killed in Denver just hours into the New Year.  Such senseless violence, such a violent end to yet another precious life.  And for what?

My girls can't spell.  Nor can they collaborate, cooperate and even pose together in a picture without snarling at each other.  I wanted them to make a sign in the sand and pose for me.  They insisted on making their own and would not pose together.  Grrrrrrr....  I may yet put them on Ebay with the notation:  Does not play well with others!  Who would know just by looking at their adorable faces.

Welcome 2007 (we fixed this one), and Happy New Yeay everyone! (I have a picture of this after Becca correctedthe spelling, but I like this shot better).  Blog well and prosper!


jlocorriere05 said...

Happy new year to you and your family Dorn! Thanks for entertaining us all year with your funny stories! Jeannette xx

nightmaremom said...

Happy New Yeay to you too :)  May the year bring all good things!

I thought that was so sad about Williams too...  


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plittle said...

So she spells witha  New York accent. Nobody's perfect.

deshelestraci said...

Happy New YeaY to you and your family!  I'm sorry your girls don't play well.  That hopefully will pass as they grow older!(?)

jckfrstross said...

Happy New Yeay to you too:) they will get along as they get older:) hang in there!!!


nhd106 said...

Lol!  Those are adorable pics....I love them...spelling and all!


missheathyrmaree said...

Happy New Year to you & your family, too, Dorn.
Many hugs! xox

glensfork4 said...

Happy New Yeay to you two...(just kidding). It is a shame that people resort to what they resort to. Unbelievable. Sorry they didn't make the playoffs tho, (I am still routing for the Bears)

mumma4evr said...

Happy one to you too!

thisismis72 said...

those were toocute, mispelling and all,   Missy  

geminiwilder said...

Happy New YEAY!  to you all.

It's got to be better than last yeay, hey?

mutualaide said...

Happy New Year to all of you!  Girls.  Get along.  (yeah, right!)

wumzels2 said...

when i heard of the death of the bronco's player, i thought about you dorn.  i don't follow football, but i am sure he was an integral part of the team and will be missed by many.

my heart does go out to his loved ones and family.

as for the pics in the sand.............i love them...............but sand, snow, and hats and mittens and heavy coats seem like such an oxymoron.......sigh



princesssaurora said...

Happy New Yeay to you too!  May 2007 be filled with blessings for you and yours... and may you get hi bids on the girls from ebay!

be well,